Gen. 36 – Esaus Sinful Ancestry

What do we learn in Genesis 36 from Esau’s grossly sinful ancestry?

Dear family and friends, Genesis 36 walks us through the descendent’s of Esau’s grossly sinful ancestry. Genealogies are potent sources of information for those who study and research them. Please don’t skip over his ancestry. Why? We are related to Esau. He is our evil, sinful relative. He is the evil firstborn son of our Patriarch, Isaac, and our Matriarch, Rebecca!

Uncle Esau is our evil law breaking relative. The violent, evil, murderous, rioting, stealing, lawbreaking people of recent days are like the house of Esau!! They defy our laws, our government, our courts, and attack our officers. They speak lies and promote rebellion to overthrow of our government. They seek a communistic new world order. They defy their parents and grandparents. They follow the evil path of the house of Esau! 

Being a student of the Tanakh is essential to know The Truth. We must study The תורה Torah – נביאים, The Nevi’im / Prophets and, כתובים The Ketuvim / Writings, The 39 Books of The Hebrew Scriptures. The Torah is built Letter upon Letter, Word upon Word, Scripture upon Scripture Chapter upon Chapter, Pasuk upon Pasuk, Book upon Book. That is the path for Scriptural Interpretation. 

Proverbs 14.11-12

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the ways of death. 

Now, let’s learn what Genesis 36 is saying to us. We can only go a short distance in our discussion because it is so involved. Genesis 36 begins by declaring, ‘Esau is Edom,’ followed by ‘Esau took his wives [from] the daughters of Canaan.’ Why did Esau take his wires from the daughters of Canaan? Our sages tell us that initially, Esau was to marry Leah, the older daughter, and Jacob was to marry Rachel, the younger daughter. 


Esau is Edom

Notice the human relationship אָדָם Adam / Man has with אֱדֹם Esau / Edom. There are two spellings for Edom אֱדֹם and אֱדוֹם. The Holy Scripture reminds us that we each have in our flesh a relationship to Edom / Esau. Genesis 36 is a caution to us and a reminder to keep our bodies in check. Each of us can be self-serving, evil, and sinful, like Esau. God Willing, we will keep our evil nature under control.

Genesis 6.3

And He, The Lord, said, ‘My Spirit/Breath shall not adjudicate in man forever since he is flesh and his days are one hundred twenty years.’

Man is flesh. He has fleshly tendencies. The days for man’s mundane existence are a hundred twenty years.


The Daughters of Canaan

In Genesis 6, Noah said to his son Ham, ‘Cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers.’ Noah cursed the fourth son of Ham. Why? Ham emasculated Noah, which prevented him from having a fourth son. As a result, Abraham forbid Eliezer, His chief servant, from taking a wife for Isaac from the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis 24.

[Abraham said to Eliezer, his chief servant, ‘Swear you to me by The Lord, The God of heaven, and The God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live, but you shall go to my country, and my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.’ 

Genesis 25.20

Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah for his wife, [Rebekah was] the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Padan-Aram, the sister to Laban the Aramean.

Noah married the daughter of Chanoch, sister of Metushelach. Sefer HaYashar (Hoboken, NJ: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1993) p12 &17. Noah took three daughters for his three sons from Eliakim, son of Methuselah. p18

Esau’s Genealogies are shameful and embarrassing because his descendants did not worship the God of Israel. Instead, they chose the god quas. It is known that Edom was later known as Rome, where catholicism was established and is antithetical to Judaism. Now it seems that Rome is supporting all this chaos in the US.

I wish that Jews who are Catholic and Christians would wake up. It’s all there in and black-and-white. It just takes some time and common sense. For example, Catholic and Christian scholars did not realize there were two versions of Joseph’s genealogy until around the 17th century. At that time, it was suggested that one genealogy was Mary’s and the other Joseph’s. Yet, does it matter? What is the point of the genealogy in Matthew if God were Rabbi’s Jesus’s true father? Why is it there? What point does it serve? Rabbi Jesus cannot inherit the throne of David through Joseph if he were his stepfather!! The Christian Writing says that Mary, the mother of Rabbi Jesus and wife of Joseph, was impregnated by The Holy Ghost, Matthew 1:18, 19. The Christian Writings gives the impression that Joseph did not have a sexual relationship with his wife until after Rabbi Jesus birth, Matthew 1:25. Also, Matthew was careless. Why? Three generations are missing from Matthew’s Genealogy of Joseph. If you would like to have, a copy text message me.

Explain how Rabbi Jesus could be the Messiah based on 2 Samuel 7.12-14 – The Messiah cannot come through the genealogical line of Nathan, the son of David, as it does in Luke 3:31. The Messiah must come through the line of David and his son Solomon. Why are you silent on this matter?

2 Samuel 7.12,13 [The Lord God Said,] ‘[David] When your days are over, and you rest with your fathers, I will raise your offspring to succeed you, your flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He is the one who will build a house for my Name, [Solomon], and I will establish the throne [Solomon’s] kingdom forever.

Luke 3:31 ‘…the son of Nathan, the son of David…’

Based on 2 Samuel 7.12,13, this should say, the son of Solomon, the son of David, BUT IT DOES NOT say this… Ask what good is Matthew’s Genealogy if Joseph is NOT Rabbi Jesus’s birth father. What is the purpose of Matthew’s genealogy? How can Rabbi Jesus be the Messiah? He does NOT come through the descendant of Solomon and David? 

Why do Christians teach their followers not to study genealogies? 1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Titus 3:9 – ‘…avoid foolish questions and genealogies…’ 

Catholics and Christians are about making up excuse after excuse. It’s pathetic!!

H. D. M. Spence and Joseph S. Exell editors, The Pulpit Commentary Volume 22 Epistles of Peter, John and Jude. The Revelation (Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, reprint 1975) pp. 135, 169

There’re there is a lot to consider in this discussion if you are serious about knowing The Truth. The Lord God of Israel wants us to be diligent in our studies. Common sense is required. When we are obedient to His Commands, our world will change. We need to take some giant steps in that direction. At the very least we must try. Our world needs healing from our damage with the Esau’s who are angry and hate us.

We have powerful tools of prayer, The תורה Torah – נביאים Nevi’im / Prophets – כתובים Ketuvim – i.e., The Tanakh.


Good Sabbath!

Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


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